Be on the lookout for lumpy skin disease and foot-and-mouth disease

Lumpy Skin Disease (LSD) and Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD) have been detected in countries close to Australia. We want livestock producers to be prepared, vigilant and on the lookout.

What is Lumpy skin disease?
LSD is a serious disease of cattle and water buffalo. It has never occurred in
Australia but is an emerging threat as it continues to spread through Asia.

What is Foot-and-mouth disease?
FMD is a highly contagious animal disease that affects all cloven-hoofed animals including cattle, sheep, goats, camels, deer and pigs. Cloven-hoofed animals are those with a split toe.

How can you help? Look, check and ask a vet!
-Know the signs to look out for. Find the signs and symptoms of FMD here and LSD here.
-Report any unusual signs of disease observed in your livestock to the EAD Watch Hotline on 1800
675 888 or your local veterinarian.

What other resources do I have access to?
Find various resources including helpful websites, factsheets and more below:

Animal Health Australia LSD webpage.
DAWE LSD webpage
Lumpy skin disease factsheet.
Farm Biosecurity – Fast focus LSD

Animal Health Australia FMD webpage
DAWE FMD webpage
FREE Farm Biosecurity advice and resources

How can you help?
Protect Australian livestock by simply reporting any unusual signs of disease observed in your
livestock immediately to the Emergency Animal Disease Watch Hotline on 1800 675 888 or a local

Mental health resources

  • TIACS – Free and confidential support and counselling for rural, truckies, tradies and blue collar workers – message or call mon to fri 8 am – 10 pm –  0488 846 988
  • MensLine Australia – 1300 78 99 78